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Archive for January, 2012

  • 11
  • Jan

Benjamin Zephaniah Blasts Antony Worrall Thompson

It’s fair to say that Antony Worrall Thompson is having a pretty bad week! Following the deluge of bad press he’s been getting for reportedly stealing from a supermarket in his hometown, The Daily Mail has just reported that prior to filming an episode of Ready Steady Cook (or Ready Steady Crook?), Worrall Thompson was forced to eat some humble pie after criticising PETA friend and Rastafarian vegan poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

According to The Daily Mail, Zephaniah said, “I told [Worrall Thompson] I was a vegan, and he looked at me … Read more.


  • 06
  • Jan

Irish Eyes Are Smiling Over Puppy Mill Ban

If your dogs’ tails are wagging a little more today, maybe they’ve heard the news that Ireland has banned puppy mills!

The new Irish laws took effect on New Year’s Day, outlawing the horrific conditions – including cramped enclosures, filth, malnutrition, exposure, disease, and a lack of socialisation and veterinary care – common to those nasty intensive dog-breeding operations. All puppies must be microchipped so that the breeder can be identified, and authorities can inspect and shut down any facility that fails to meet the … Read more.


  • 05
  • Jan

Pow! Owain Yeoman Slams Proposed Industrial-Size Dairy in Wales

Owain Yeoman's PETA Ad

Owain's PETA Ad

In Owain Yeoman’s opinion, it doesn’t take a mentalist to see that factory farming is a recipe for disaster. That’s why the Welsh-born star of the hit American television programme The Mentalist has just fired off a letter to Powys County Council urging councilmembers not to allow a new industrial-size dairy – a factory farm where 1,000 cows would be artificially impregnated, drugged and used as milk machines – to be built at Leighton near Welshpool. In the letter, Yeoman explains that densely crowded, unsanitary factory farms are breeding … Read more.


  • 03
  • Jan

It’s Official: Bullfighting Is Banned in Catalonia

As the bells rang in the New Year, they marked a new, kinder future. The long-awaited day that both Catalans and compassionate people around the globe have been waiting for has arrived. As of yesterday, bullfighting in Catalonia is officially a thing of the past!

The people have spoken: cruelty to animals – disguised as “tradition” – will no longer be tolerated. Various cities and towns across Spain, France, Portugal, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador have all recently declared themselves anti-bullfighting, and now Catalonia has become the second Spanish region to ban … Read more.